Friday, June 26, 2009

The Iconic Farrah Fawcett Image

By now most of you have heard or read that Farrah passed away after a 3 year fight with cancer at age 62. But I remember this image, as most kids from the 70's, the Farrah Fawcett poster. The image was taken by Bruce McBroom in 1976. It's interesting to note that when this image was taken, she was still an unknown actress, Charlie's Angels came out 6 months later. The red swimsuit image captured in 1976 was the precursor to the infamous Baywatch beauties that sported a similar suit over a decade later. For those of you interested in knowing a bit more about the actual shoot, Time has an interview with photographer Bruce McBroom. Also check out the article by the NY Times, a nice recap of her career and accomplishments.

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